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    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    #1

    synonyms

    When do you use 'equal' and when do you use 'equivalent'?
    Is there a difference?


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    Re: synonyms

    "Equal" - being the same in quantity, size, degree, value, or status

    Their salaries are equal; they both earn a million dollars a year.
    Those apples are equal in size.


    "Equivalent" = having the same amount, value, purpose, qualities

    Their salaries (including all their expenses) are equivalent to receiving a million dollars a year.
    An apple is not equivalent to an orange.


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    #3

    Re: synonyms

    thank you so much!

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